Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
Lines, Loops and Leaders Line / Leader Recipes, Loops, Splices, etc.

Thread: Sage RPLX & Overlining? Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
11-14-2002 09:22 PM
Sage RPLX & Overlining?

Juro & Eddie,
Thanks for your thoughts and insights. I think you boys have saved me from selling this rod and buying another to replace it. Sorry Juro.

11-14-2002 08:23 AM
Eddie I suspect that the VPS is from the RPL blank(4pc vs 3pc).
The RPLX is a prime canidate for a 10wt line. You will like it for all distances.
11-14-2002 08:01 AM
juro That rod is a real pain in the butt, terrible. In fact I suggest you sell it to me at a fair price just to relieve you of the trouble of solving this problem.

Yes, the RPLX can be overloaded with good results. I have cast th10wt Rio clear tip aqualux floating / intermediate tip line on that rod as well as any of the higher grain (325-350 grain) sinking head lines like the Rio Deep Sea and they rocket out there. The floater w/ tip casts better with more line out but the loop forms well with short lines too. You just need to get enough grains out there before you can shoot line. With the sinking heads like the 350 grain deep sea that rod just turns into a rocket launcher.

I am building the VPS 4-pc 10wt Sage Travel rod which to me feels close to that 9wt RPLX travel rod. I used to have one but it was lost by Airborne, sent uninsured by a friend I had loaned it to on the Florida Keys. The VPS feels a little sweeter in the heart of the blank and I can't wait to finish mine. I've cast the factory built version and it's going to work out with the above Rio lines real nice.
11-14-2002 02:34 AM
Sage RPLX & Overlining?

I've got a first generation Sage RPLX 9wt travel rod, which has a pretty stiff tip and fast action. I enjoy using the rod to sling a long line while distance casting but to get it to load when you're making a short cast to a fish coming in close is pretty tough.

Has anyone out that has this rod or another RPLX model experimented with overlining? Did this effectively solve the short distance loading/casting concern? And if so, how detrimental was it to the rod's ablility to carry a lot of line in the air for making longer casts?

Thanks for any insights you might offer? John

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)